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May 12, 2023
Today is International Day of Plant Health. We encounter plants every single day. And yet, we tend to forget just how important they are. They provide oxygen that we need to breathe, the food we eat, life-saving medicines, clean water and much more,
May 2, 2023
The new Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill has now become law, which will enable the development and marketing of genome-edited organisms in England. But what does this mean for microbiology? In this blog, Professor Peter Lund shares his thoughts.
February 28, 2023
October 18, 2022
In this episode of Microbe Talk, Charlotte talks to Dr Ian Brown about what makes this year’s bird flu outbreak bigger and more worrisome than before.
August 15, 2022
On 18 May 2022, the Irish Department for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) published ‘Impact 2030’, its new Research and Innovation (R&I) Strategy. Here, our Policy and Engagement Officer Katie O’Connor reflects on ‘Impact 2030’ and the future of Irish R&I.
August 10, 2022
On 17 May 2022, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) held their annual event 'Science and the Senedd' that works to connect Welsh decision makers with the scientific community. Here, Microbiology Society Champion Issy Centeleghe from Cardiff University reflects on her experience representing the Society at this event.
May 24, 2022
On 14 March 2022, the Department of Business, Energy and Infrastructure (BEIS) published its internal allocations for how it will spend its first multi-year research and development (R&D) budget since 2015. Three days later, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) released their five-year strategy for 2022 to 2027. Here, our recent Policy and Engagement Intern Jess Lloyd reflects on the research and innovation landscape in the UK and how the UKRI strategy will shape it in the next five years.
May 17, 2021
The UK is facing severe financial pressures because of COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. As a result, the UK government has decided to reduce the funds available for Official Development Assistance (ODA), which includes research projects funded via UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) from the ODA budget. In this blog, Eva Scholtus discusses the impact of these cuts.